Howard James Elcock

Nortumbria University
Social Sciences

417, Salters' Road
Gosforth
Newcastle upon Tyne
UK
NE3 4XJ
howardelcock@talktalk.net

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My research focuses on the decline of public sector ethics and the dangerous dominance of neo-liberalism and managerialism in British public administration. I am writing a book on European diplomatic history in the 1920s, provisional title "Could the Versailles system have worked?".

Citation:
Citation:
Howard Elcock. "Citizenship and the Public Interest throughout the Ages: Pointers to a New Politics?" Policy & Politics 39 (2):187-202.
Abstract: A discussion of theories of the public interest and the nature of citizenship and the p;ublicm interest from the ancient Greeks to the present day. Argues that the present individualistic view of the public interest is inadequate and has resulted in major failures in ethical behaviour by politicians and public administrators.
Citation:
Howard Elcock. 2008. "Eelcted Mayors: Lesson Drawing in Four Countries." Public Administration 86 (2):795-811.
Abstract: This is a comparison based on interview studies of elected mayors in England, the United States, Germany and Greece.

Substantive Focus:
Law and Policy
Education Policy
Governance PRIMARY
International Relations
Comparative Public Policy
Urban Public Policy SECONDARY

Theoretical Focus:
Policy History
Agenda-Setting, Adoption, and Implementation PRIMARY
Policy Analysis and Evaluation SECONDARY

Keywords

LOCAL GOVERNMENT COMPARATIVE PUBLIC POLICY POLITICAL LEADERSHIP